Tirlebrook Primary School

Name Tirlebrook Primary School
Website http://www.tirlebrook.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 June 2015
Address Brensham Road, Newtown, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8EW
Phone Number 01684293549
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 200 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.6
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3%
Persisitent Absence 5%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Tirlebrook is slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are White British. The proportion of disabled pupils or those with special educational needs is below the national average. There are very few disadvantaged pupils in the school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is well below the national average. The pupil premium is extra government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after. Children in the early years are taught full time in a Reception class. The school meets the government’s current floor standards. These set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher and deputy headteacher regularly check on the quality of teaching and provide good advice to help teachers improve. Teaching has improved since the last inspection and is now consistently good. Teachers check carefully on pupils’ progress over time. They then provide extra support for pupils when needed to help them with their learning. Lessons are planned well to build on pupils’ previous learning. Teaching assistants support pupils’ learning well in lessons. Pupils make good progress overall in reading, writing and mathematics. Behaviour is good. Pupils are polite and friendly to each other, and to adults in the school. Pupils feel safe in school. They say there is little bullying and if it does happen it is dealt with effectively. The early years provision is a strength of the school. Children make good progress over all and their work shows there are examples of outstanding teaching. The governing body question senior leaders effectively about the quality of teaching and pupils’ attainment and progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers in some classes do not consistently check on pupils’ learning in lessons to ensure activities match and stretch pupils’ abilities. Comments in marking are sometimes not precise enough to help pupils improve their work. As a result, pupils do not consistently respond to the guidance given. The presentation of some pupils’ work is sometimes untidy. Middle leaders do not regularly check on the quality of teaching in different subjects to help teachers improve their lessons. Progress in mathematics for some pupils is not as quick as in reading and writing across Key Stage 2.